The reigning Women’s World soccer player of the year talks about playing goalkeeper for the Thorns and life in Portland.
If you were to pass Nadine Angerer on Hawthorne Boulevard,
you might assume she’s another laid-back Portlander, out for a stroll
in pegged sweat pants and fedora.
Unless you’re a fan of the
The National Women’s Soccer League is struggling in its second season under tight budgets and low turnout, according to a New York Times story published yesterday. The Portland Thorns FC won the league’s inaugural championship last year and has averaged more than 13,000 fans at home games. But for the league to succeed, it needs to build a fan base that will pay to attend ...
Cindy Parlow Cone cites family as reason for decision
The Trail Blazers’ impressive early-season toughness and the Timbers’ deep run in the playoffs may have Portland dreaming of titles—but it only took the Portland Thorns FC one season to win as many championships as the two marquee men’s franchises have in their entire history put together. As Thorns writer Jonanna Widner pointed out in October, "you can't argue with hardware."Which makes it ...
The Portland Timbers and Thorns are joining the fight to legalize same sex marriage in Oregon.The announcement today by the soccer teams' owner Merritt Paulson marks the first major U.S. professional sports teams to endorse a same sex marriage ballot campaign, according to a release by Oregon United for Marriage, which is gathering signatures to put an initiative on the 2014 ballot to overturn ...
Last November, we learned of the creation
and the birth of a local franchise, Portland Thorns FC. Local media
gathered up their Alex Morgan B-roll and then settled into a
BEST PITCHING COACH
In most professions, Doug Drabek wouldn’t be a retiree. The former major leaguer and current pitching coach for the Hillsboro Hops (hillsborohops.com) certainly